Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein‘s source of wealth comes from being a children's author. How much money is Shel Silverstein worth at the age of 92 and what’s his real net worth now?

As of 2023, Shel Silverstein’s net worth is $3.7 billion.


Shel Silverstein (born September 25, 1930) is famous for being children's author. He currently resides in Chicago, IL. Known as Uncle Shelby for his children’s books, such as Where the Sidewalk Ends. He wrote A Boy Named Sue, which Johnny Cash popularized.

Source of Money
Children’s Author
Real Name
Sheldon Allan Silverstein
Place of Birth
Chicago, IL
Date of Birth
September 25, 1930 (age 92)

Shel Silverstein is a Libra and was born in The Year of the Horse


Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, IL on Thursday, September 25, 1930 (Silent Generation generation). He is 92 years old and is a Libra. Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children’s books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies. His comedy songs gained a huge following courtesy of Dr. Demento ‘s radio show.

He had to leave the University of Illinois because of a bad academic record. Shel Silverstein is a member of Richest Celebrities and Children’s Authors.


Shel is turning 93 years old in

He wrote children’s poems for the magazine Playboy created by Hugh Hefner.

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